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When is an entry level airbrush an upgrade?

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    May, 2018
When is an entry level airbrush an upgrade?
Posted by DurocShark on Friday, June 01, 2018 7:51 PM

When your first airbrush is a Master. ;)

I bought a kit with a pretty nice tank compressor (dryer, gauge, etc etc). The whole kit was like $200, and it was my first airbrush ever. So I didn't know what I didn't know. I made lots of mistakes, mostly around failing to clean it well. Better to learn on the cheapy. 

Chrome flashing in crazy places, bumpy action, the needle was bent when I got it (I was able to straighten it though), rough threads, etc. The new Iwata, while only $60 on Amazon, feels better in every way. 

I'll keep the Master, maybe dedicating it to hotter paints like automotive urethane, and leave the Iwata for acrylics. We'll see after I've run the Iwata for a while. :)

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Posted by DurocShark on Monday, June 04, 2018 7:35 AM

OK, I decided to use it with my 2k paint after all. :) Flows nice!

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 3:49 PM

So if you had a Toyota Celica Sport and a Yugo in the driveway, still drive the Yugo?

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 3:52 PM

Aw C'mon;

 You know he would use the Yugo to drive his compressor ! LOL.LOL. Very funny ' G " 

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    May, 2018
Posted by DurocShark on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 3:54 PM

Isn't most of the interior of that Yugo styrene? 

 

Devil

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    May, 2018
Posted by DurocShark on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 3:55 PM

Seriously, my thinking was the hotter solvent in 2k urethane might shorten the life of the seals in the Iwata. But, as you can see in my terrible video, I changed my mind anyway. The Master has been relegated to emergency backup status only.

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